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California Organizations Outline Smart, Safe, Prison Population Reduction Strategies

Media Alert—For Immediate Release—May 25, 2011 California Organizations Outline Smart, Safe, Prison Population Reduction Strategies Contact: Emily Harris Statewide Coordinator, Californians United for a Responsible Budget Office: 510.435.1176 Email: emily@curbprisonspending.org Website: www.curbprisonspending.org Oakland CA — In response to Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on California prison overcrowding, a statewide alliance of over 40 organizations known as…



Supreme Court Upholds Ruling to Reduce CA Prison Population

For Immediate Release — May 23rd, 2011 Contact: Craig Gilmore, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, Cell 213-663-2061; Lisa Marie Alatorre, Critical Resistance, Office 510-444-0484, Cell 510-459-6378 Supreme Court Upholds Ruling to Reduce CA Prison Population Groups Demand Population Reduction Measure Not Costly Jail Construction Oakland, CA – This morning the US Supreme Court reaffirmed…



Groups demand realignment of priorities in county jails

Groups demand realignment of priorities in county jails SF Bay View: May 4, 2011 Responding to governor’s prisoner shift, organizations push for release, services Oakland – On the heels of Gov. Brown’s plan to shift thousands of prisoners from state prisons to county jails, organizations are calling for the proposed realignment to be seen as…



The Budget for Humanity – Join the Campaign Today!

The Budget for Humanity California’s budget crisis provides an urgent opportunity to dramatically shift the state’s funding priorities away from policing and imprisonment and toward education, health care, jobs, and housing. Brown’s budget proposal includes yet another round of devastating cuts to vital programs.  The Budget for Humanity proposes that we can re-unite families, strengthen…



Rally: Get Our Money Out of Prisons!

Tell California Legislators that Simple Sentencing Reform Would Save the State $450 Million! Next Monday at noon, the ACLU, Californians United for a Responsible Budget, the Drug Policy Alliance, the Ella Baker Center, the California Partnership and the Friends Committee on Legislation will convene on the Capitol steps demanding that the California Legislature cut prison…



Budget for Humanity Launch and CA Prison Overcrowding Lawsuit Update

Please join CURB for these two Budget For Humanity Launch Events: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Saturday, March 26th 1:00-4:00pm 3916 Sepulvida Blvd. Culver City, CA Facebook Event Link BAY AREA Tuesday, March 29th 6:00-8:00pm American Friends Service Committee 65 9th St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Facebook Event Link Check out the B4H Event Flier Here! California is…



Plata/Coleman case heard in Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court heard arguments for and against a federal judge’s order that California reduce the prison population by 40,000 people, CURB worked to make sure the voices of Californians who want a smaller prison budget and more money for health & human services were heard in the debate. Check out our op-eds here…



CURB denounces state budget

Check out CURB’s op-ed in the Sac Bee on the toxic relationship between the recent 2010-2011 state budget and California’s irresponsible prison expansion.The author is Jim Lindburg, CURB member and Legislative Director for Friends Committee on Legislation of California.